My 2012 Resolutions

The New Year is upon us and it is time to make a balance sheet for 2011 and work on our 2012 goals. This year has been like a roller coaster ride for millions of Americans. A slow-economic recovery, high unemployment rates and rising medical costs have prevented millions from enjoying their retirement and clouding what is supposed to be their “golden years.” These are some of the reasons why AARP works to help millions of our members and Americans …

2010: The Year of Technology

Happy New Year! I had a very technological holiday season, with a new TV from St. Nick and a new smartphone as a gift from myself to myself… and I’m still learning the ropes of the “touch screen” and the ins and outs of “high definition.” If you got techy gifts from your savvy friends and family but can’t even get through the printed manual, check out yet another article on older Americans learning the language of technology – this …

Taking Your New Years Resolutions Seriously (And Realistically)

Let’s face it – too often we make some grand resolution to change big for the new year, and near to nothing comes out of it. Practice an accomplishment or performance in your head–athletes call this “mental rehearsal”–repeatedly until you’ve got it exactly right. The idea of mental rehearsal is to actually create the experience of success in your mind. For example, suppose you’re going to a party where you’ll be faced with lots of unhealthy food and drinks. Rehearse …